Vending machine

Apply for a license for your vending machine.

Definition

Vending machines provide prepackaged:

  • Food
  • Snacks
  • Beverages

After inserting a coin, bill or credit card.

License details:

  • Bottled and canned soda machines do not need a license.
  • Businesses with a food license may have two free vending machines.
vending machine

Before you begin

Look at our information about: 

How to open a business

Food safety

You are responsible for food safety. This includes control of food from preparation to serving customers.

See City and State food safety resources:

Applications

Vending machines in Minneapolis are required to be licensed.

See Vending machines license application

Fee

Find your license fee

You must renew your license every April. 

See annual renewal list of vending machines

If you have a vending machine license, you may add additional machines to your current license. The vending machine license fee is applied to each machine.  

Add more machines to your vending machine license

If you have a Minneapolis business license, you may add one or more machines to your current license. You must have the same ownership and address.

Add one or more machines to your Minneapolis business license

Requirements

All vending machines must be licensed and comply with applicable rules and regulations of the:  

You are responsible for following State and City regulations.

Submit your application 

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services

If you have questions, contact:

More information

Complaints

Report a complaint about a food or restaurant business

Disclaimer 

Information on this page are guidelines.

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Contact us

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development

Phone

612-673-2080

Fax

612-673-3399

Address

Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Environmental Health

Health Department

Phone

612-673-3000

Address

Public Service Center
505 Fourth Ave S, Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415
 

Minneapolis 311

 
 

Office hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday